Best New Releases for Week of March 13 – The Ting Tings, Tiger! Tiger!, Tribes, The Decemberists, Drowner, Freshkills, Say Anything

One half of the duo The Ting Tings, Katie White

With the kick-off of SXSW, it’s no big surprise that it is a thin week for new releases. That said, there is still a good collection of new singles from just dropped albums to pick from, including the lead track from The Ting Tings’ follow-up to their acclaimed debut; Atlanta’s Tiger! Tiger!, plus, Freshkills, Say Anything, Lucero and others, including the U.S. release of TribesBaby, featuring the lead track “Sappho”. Plus, with the CD releases this week of previously released MP3 albums (last week), we have additional tracks from Said The Whale and Delta Spirit.

“Soul Killing”The Ting Tings from Sounds From Nowheresville (track via
Bonus: “Hang It Up” (Banana Dynamite Remix)

Television: Watch The Ting Tings performance on The Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday night.


Atlanta-based Tiger! Tiger! is not as well-known as one would expect for a band that has opened for artists such as notable luminaries Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Woggles , and The Subsonics, superstar centurions The Fleshtones, and international big-shots Mastodon and Black Lips. Tiger! Tiger’s! new album, Cut Them Where They Bleed, features cover art by renowned illustrator John Baizley. (There is also a Sydney, Australia band called Tiger Tiger.)

“Perfume of Despair”Tiger! Tiger! from Cut Them Where They Bleed via Chicken Ranch Records


“Sappho” Tribes from Baby via Fairfax Recordings (song via
Stream the album Baby via Spinner

“Positive Vibes”Freshkills from Raise Up the Sheets via Bat Rabies Alert/The End Records

“Undefined”The Hussy from Weed Seizure via Tic Tac Totally


“Never Go Away”Drowner from Drowner

“Sometimes”Lucero from Women & Work via ATO Records

“Burn a Miracle”Say Anything from Anarchy, My Dear via Vision Records

“Put Some Red on It” Spoek Mathambo from Father Creeper via Sub Pop

“Spring Break-Up”Tacocat from Take Me To Your Dealer via Hardly Art

said-the-whale-little-mountain-cdLast week the Juno Award winning band Said The Whale released the MP3 version of their new, anticipated album (their first as a five-piece band), Little Mountain. This week is the official release of the CD version of the album for fans that prefer the sound quality of a CD over an MP3 album. Little Mountain is one of the best albums so far this year, featuring the band’s exhilarating mix of 70’s and 80’s classic post punk combined with the power pop of artists like Marshall Crenshaw and The Knack.

“We Are 1980”Said The Whale from Little Mountain (or get the MP3 version; unfortunately, there’s no vinyl edition – song via

Other top releases this week include the CD release of Delta Spirit‘s self-titled debut, plus the live album from The Decemberists, We All Raise Our Voices to the Air.

“California” Delta Spirit from Delta Spirit on Rounder Records (track via TheWheelsStillinSpin)
Or get the MP3 version or vinyl edition.

Also, get the MP3 version, Audio CD, or vinyl edition of The Decemberists’ We All Raise Our Voices to the Air. For an album this great, we’re getting the vinyl – the best sound ever is vinyl and probably always will be.

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    1. Thanks Mad for pointing that out – a bit embarrassing error – they’ve had 2 previous LPs and two EPs

  1. You mention Delta Spirit’s album is a debut, but they’ve released a few records previous. History from Below is worth a listen…

    1. Hi Louise – Yes, we totally got that wrong – it threw off one of our newbies because most self-titled albums are debuts – thanks for participating.

  2. Great track from Spoek Mathambo! Thanks! Only knew of his edgey take on Joy Divisions ‘Control’ (v cool vid) before this. Happy to be exposed to another worthwhile track by you guys. Well found!

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